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president obama knew about the nsa surveillance of foreign leaders. >>> it's been nearly one year since superstorm sandy shattered millions of leaves and caused billions in damages. this morning a new york city landmark reopens for the first time since the storm. >>> check on it. they pick him off. >> another surprising finish in the world series, an unprecedented ending to game four. ♪ >>> and remembering lou reed, the rock pioneer and punk poet passes away at 71. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, october 28th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, we begin with a diplomatic uproar over u.s. espionage operations. a german magazine reports that the united states may have been monitoring german chancellor angela merkel for more than ten years and the director of the national security agency is denying reports that he discussed operations involving merkel with president obama. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. you know, many here seem unfazed by word of this kind of moni
was able to veer out of the way in the nick of time. >>> well, more backlash on the nsa. the agency is accused of spying on everything from the vatican to google. it denies doing anything wrong, but as vinita nair tells us, u.s. allies aren't so sure. >> reporter: when roman catholic cardinals were gathering to select a new pope in march, an italian magazine suggested that the nsa had a pipeline into the vatican. the magazine panorama says the nsa recorded phone calls and could have eavesdropped on cardinals who voted for pope francis. they tried to clear the air with this statement. the national security agency does not target the vatican. assertions that it has are not true. also wednesday the united nations says it received similar asurnss that its communications networks are not and will not be monitored by american intelligence, but it was not clear whether they were monitored in the past, but it's not just international bodies and city-states that are targets. the "washington post" reported the nsa broke into communication links connecting google and yahoo! world offices. the
? >> well, let me say something about the nsa. i believe the nsa is filled with good patriotic people who want to do the right thing. they follow the orders they're given. the administration controls intelligence. the national intelligence framework is put together by the administration. it begins with the director of national intelligence, it goes to the white house, it's the president, it's the nsc the cabinet and then the framework is formed. now, what happens is, people add to it, state wants this, department of state wants to know this. or somebody else wants to know that. priorities are ranked. as i understand it these are the priorities. one, terrorism. two, support of our military abroad. three, nuclear counter proliferation. four, hard targets. and now cyber. and those are the main areas. so essentially the nsa is told to do certain things and it does it. what i think we need to do, we work very well with the house committee and leadership, mike rogers and congressman rupersberger is review of the intelligence framework of how all this gets together. what the criteria for inclusi
stabbed in the fight was treated for minor injuries. >>> it has been five months since nsa contractor snowden fled the country with classified documents. information from those documents is still coming out. >> reporter: a european union delegation is in d.c. this morning to meet with white house aids and members of congress. they are expressing outrage at reports that the nsa has been listening in on 35 world leaders. >> we have repair work to do and hard questions that need to be asked of the nsa about what is really happening in the program. >> reporter: the visit comes on the heels of a new revelation from a german newspaper that says that the nsa listened in on phone calls as far back as 2002 and chief alexander briefed the president on the spying in 2010. the obama administration denies it. but some members of congress are skeptical. >> remember the nsa works for the president. so it's a question of did the president want to hear what the chancellor was saying because through his national security advisor he knew or should have known. >> reporter: others say that the white hous
the n.s.a. has long spied to friendly foreign leaders to understanding the thinking of both enemies and allies. >> it's invaluable to us to know where countries are coming from, what their policies are, how that would impact us across a whole range of issues. >> reporter: german chancellor angela merkel has accused the u.s. of monitoring her personal cell phone. senate intelligence committee member, republican susan collins, said today that's inappropriate. >> there's absolutely no justification for our country to be collecting intelligence information on the leaders of some of our closest allies. >> reporter: but before the house intelligence committee, clapper was unapologetic. >> some of this reminds me a lot of classic movie ""casablanca--" my god, there's gambling going on here poopts the same kind of thing. >> reporter: national security agency chief keith alexander said european partners have not been shy about spying on the u.s. alexander was questioned by minnesota republican michele bachmann. >> is it your experience that allies of the united states have spied on the unite
campaign. >>> new reports today. the nsa also spied on millions of calls in france, spain, and italy. the national security agency is denying that president obama was told in 2010 of spying on germ man chancellor. the republican chairman of the house intelligence committee calls the report 100% wrong and said the leaked information is being misinterpreted. all the spying comes from documents taken from edward snowden. >>> the healthcare reform website takes another hit this weekend. the glitch sunday is linked to a data services hub that went down. the network failure impacted other government websites as well. the white house is blaming an outside contractor for the glitch, held secretary was expected to testify this week about the problems plaguing the online healthcare site. >> the federal government is granting $19 million in aide to maryland communities hit hard by superstorm sandy. one year ago tomorrow, the storm originally a hurricane, slammed into the east coast. property damage here was mainly centered on the lower eastern shore. the money can be used for damaged housing a
over nsa spying on foreign leaders. will the white house dump the program? >>> and sandy, one year later. new jersey governor chris christie answers victims who claim they are forgotten. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> obviously, you're going to want to know exactly what the president knew and when he knew it. >> the white house under fire for nsa spy secrets. >> president obama saying that he was not aware until recently of spying on heads of state. >> but the "los angeles times" reports the white house signed off on the program. but the president did not know that raises serious questions. >> i've been imprisoned by allegiant airlines or over eight hours. >> passenger aboard the allegiant 1032 had to be on three different flights because of mechanical problems at oakland international airport. >> yes, ma'am. >>> the white house acknowledging there are some individual existing health care plans that do not qualify for obama care. >> what is the political fallout when the other guys committing su
>>> the white house is feeling the heat over allegations the nsa spied on dozens of foreign leaders and now even supporters of the government surveillance program are calling for changes. >>> a year after superstorm sandy came ashore, many of the victims are still struggling to get their lives back on track. >>> and heading home. the red sox return to boston needing one win to clinch their first world series at fenway park in 95 years. >> got it! park in 95 years. >> got it! and the red sox win game five. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, october 29th, 2013. good morning, good to be with you, i'm anne-marie green. well, a senior obama administration official says the u.s. is considering ending its spying on friendly heads of state. it's part of a fallout following revelations that the u.s. has spied on german chancellor angela merkel and 34 other foreign leaders. president obama said he was unaware of high level ungz dral eavesdropping but the los angeles times reports that the state department signed off on the process and a key part that is c
groups welcome the changes, calling them common sense accommodations. >>> the nsa spying scandal continues to grow. an magazine said they tapped the phones of the vatican and cardinals as they were preparing to elect a new pope. there's news today edward snowden is reportedly being hired to perform computer maintenance at one of russia's largest websites. >>> there's apologies about the affordable care act website -- secretary sebelius said she's sorry about the problems. >>> nearly a dozen students in y anne arundel county are in trouble accused of cyberbullying. mary is in the news room with more. >> reporter: it started when one student photographed another without their knowledge then texted that photo to other students with a negative comment. the picture was posted on the internet for all to see. all the students involved attend annapolis high school. a new law in maryland makes cyberbullying a misdemeanor offense. the new law is named in honor of grace mccomas who after being harassed online killed herself in april of 2012. back to you. >> thank you. the school is not sayi
. >> great job. >>> still ahead on eyewitness news at 4:00. spying scandal. the nsa reacts to allegations that it eavesdropped on the vatican and others. >>> all of a sudden, we were going north towards alaska. >> emergency landing. how the passengers on the flight literally took over the town they landed in. >>> brutal beating caught on tape. the adult who joined teens in an attack. ♪ [ music ] >>> and hello, scary man. will the rain hold off for your trick or treat plans? stick around for the updated first warning weather forecast. hi, guys. ,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> it's overcast, 69 degrees. the complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. three firefighters are hurt, battling a massive housefire in encino, california. aerial footage shows the fire and the firefighters battling the blaze, as it tears through the roof of the home. it took more than two hours and 100 firefighters to put on t out. the injured firefighter were taken to want hospital and are expected to be okay. the cause is under investigation. >>> an adult has been taken into custody and charged in the beating of a 15-
of the networks of google and yahoo!, what did you find out about that today? >> scott, it seems nsa is getting far more aggressive than it's been in pushing back of these stories based on the leaks, specifically nsa key keith alexander denied the "washington post" report which claimed that the u.s. government is using some kind of secret back door or back doors to routinely scoop up millions of communication records from users of yahoo! and google. alexander made point of saying that nsa does get information from those internet search companies but only through court orders. >> pelley: thank you, bob. >>> in egypt, a top leader of the muslim brotherhood was arrested today by the military government, it's part of the crackdown on brotherhood which advocates a strict islamic government. he went in to hiding when the military ousted president muhammad morsi. sips then islamic militants have stepped up attacks on christians and clarissa regard is in cairo with that. >> in a packed church in a poor cairo neighborhood, the mourners grieve for their dead. five christians mowed down by mass gunmen h
their operations during capitol hill testimony. they said reports that the nsa collected millions of european phone records are misleading and that much of the data was actually collected by nato allies. danielle nottingham has this report. >> reporter: intelligence officials told lawmakers trying to figure out what foreign leaders are up to is spying 101. >> it's one of the first things i learned in intel school in 1963. >> reporter: but some members of congress argue the implications really problematic. >> it could put the united states in a difficult position. >> reporter: revelations that the national security administration eavesdropped on allies including german chancellor angela merkel brought international criticism and delegates to washington. >> never spy on your friends. >> reporter: the white house says all intelligence gathering is under review. >> we understand the concerns that have been raised, and we have been working with our friends and allies. >> reporter: and the nsa director is refuting reports in foreign papers that the u.s. spies on european citizens. >> to be perfectly clea
house is said to be looking at whether this country should end a program that allows the nsa to spy on foreign leaders. senator diane feinstein says she was flabbergasted such spying could take place. she is calling for a total review of all such activity. >>> there are more problems for the contractor that operates speed cameras in baltimore county. the county claims xerox failed to recalibrate a dozen cameras in february. according to the "baltimore sun" xerox was forced to void 1400 tickets. the cameras were out of service for a month and the public was never alerted. xerox paid the county more than $57,000 as compensation. >>> we are looking at another beautiful and brisk day outside. taking a live look this noon. are we in for any changes this week? wjz is live with first warning coverage. march at the is in the outback. chelsea ingram is in the first warning center. >> hello. temperatures are on the cool side. take a look at the currents across the region. we have a lot of 50s. 57 at bwi marshall. low 50s in western maryland. nearly 65 in ocean city. these cool temperatures ar
>>> good morning. it is monday october 28th 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." did the nsa spy on dozens of world leaders without president obama's knowledge? intelligence insider john miller on what the spy agency is telling him. >>> a new outage for the health care website and new outrage from americans learning they may have to pay up to ten times more for insurance coverage. >>> plus, a life on the wild side. remembering rock pioneer lou reed. >>> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> we have hard questions we need to ask of the nsa about what's really happening in that program. >> ally demands answers for u.s. surveillance. >> the question is what did president obama know and when. >> the u.s. is admitting the usa spied on 35 world leaders. >> a statewide manhunt for four escaped inmates who could be armed and dangerous. this is happening in oklahoma. >> they got out by breaking a lock on the hatch above the shower in their cell. >> another derailment for the obama care website. another critical site cr
by the nsa has gone too far. kerry says that's because of modern technology, some nsa activities have been happening on automatic pilot, without obama administration officials knowing. and that, he says, will stop. the nsa is accused of tapping the phones of world leaders. >>> how is the rush hour finally shaping up. let's check in with kristy breslin. >> a lot of trouble along northbound 95. starting with the delays there. we have delays at 32, over to 100. then traffic slows down again through the 895 split, to whitemarsh boulevard. watch for an accident in the harford county area. northbound 95, just past route 24. right now, only one lane is getting by. as far as the beltway goes, and another serious accident on the inner loop at charles street, all lanes are blocked. sat on the west side inner loop, from southwestern boulevard to liberty road, expect at least 25 minutes to get through, with an average speed of 32 miles an hour. as far as your overall travel times go, 83 to 95. 39 miles per hour average. and 15 minutes to get through. let's now take a live look. as you can see, there's
insurance under the affordable care act. >>> nsa surveillance, a journalist from the guardian reports there will be a new spy revelation on monday. we talk about the aftermath of such a reveal. >> the shoes keep dropping, but i also think that there's going to be a reach out to people that we've worked with that may not be public knowledge that they cooperated with it and those countries will be told this may be disclosed and could be compromised, as well as people we may have listened in on to say this is going to come out too and here it is in context and let's try and move on. >> just yesterday, d.c. was crowded with protesters angry about u.s. spy programs which they say violate the privacy of ordinary people. expected in washington this week to discuss the spying program. the president has issued a review of u.s. spying. >>> elsewhere in d.c., r and b singer chris brown sits in jail tonight, in trouble with the law once again. charged with felony assault accused of attacking a man this morning outside a hotel. super star chris brown and his bodyguard face a judge monday morning,
snowden of reports of spare spying there. they want to learn in more detail the nsa's activities, including surveillance of the chancellor's cell phone. snowden who faces espionage charges said he will not speak with german officials. >>> one in every seven americans including thousands in maryland will have is less money for food. today billions of dollars are being cut from the federal food assistance program. the report for wjz, even more cuts could be coming. >> $20 is a lot for us. >> single mother lisa otis said she may run out of money next month trying to feed her children. after losing her job she started receiving $450 a month from the nation's food stamp program. she and another 47 million americans will soon see a more than 5% cut. >> do i have to tell me 13-year-old sorry, hold off on that peanut jelly and butter sandwich, we have to make that loaf of bred last. >> the stimulus bill expired, which means a $5 billion in food stamp benefits nationwide. a family of three like lisa will lose up to $29 a month. for others, the loss could range from $11 to $36 for a famil
on the lawsuit. >>> the u.s. spy scandal is getting worse. it apparently went on inside the vatican. the nsa listened to the cardinal's phone calls as they prepared to elect a new pope in march. the vatican says they're not worried about the reports. the growing list of european allies is furious. >>> when a gunman killed 12 people at the washington navy yard, security guards weren't properly trained for such an attack. some guards at maryland's federal facilities aren't either. we have more on the training lapse. >> reporter: that's right. lawmakers are saying their goal is to prevent another tragedy. security is under a microscope. >> our hope is that our bill represents a sensible step forward to help protect national security. >> reporter: last month, 12 people were killed at the washington navy yard in southeast d.c. when gunman and government contractor aaron alexis went on the attack. lawmakers want to strengthen security clearance background checks. >> i don't know if this would be prevented the navy yard shooting, but i know it would have given us a much better chance of preventing
. the international outrage over the nsa spying is not letting up. all the revelations come from one-time maryland resident, edward snowden. spain is the latest nation, demanding answers from the u.s. danielle nottingham reports from wjz -- for wjz, from washington, d.c. >> reporter: a del delegation of diplomats arrived. >> i think we have to make a clear distinction between fighting together terrorism, but not spying on friends. >> reporter: former national security agency contractor, edward snowden, leaked documents, revealing that the u.s. tapped german chancellor angla merkel's private cell phone. president obama steered clear of the controversy, as he helped swear in his new fbi director. but the white house is saying u.s. intelligence gathering is under review. >> the president clearly feels strongly about making sure that we are not just collecting information because we can but because we should. >> reporter: besides being embarrassing, spying on allies could have economic consequences, as washington works to negotiate a major trade deal with the european union. >> reporter: former state
. >>> coming up on wjz eyewitness news at 4:00. spying scandal. you won't believe who the nsa is accused of eavesdropping on now. >>> i'm alex demetrick. coming up, a $50,000 gift to marylanders to grow oysters. that story as eyewitness news continues. >>> a nice halloween day ahead. stick around for the updated first warning forecast. >>> wjz 13 is always on. for the top stories on cbsbaltimore.com, for instant updates and first warning weather all the time, click cbsbaltimore.com. ,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,, >>> beautiful day. who would have thought. the way it started? >> it was a little rainy to damp this morning. >> it was dark, too. >> and i said it might rain earlier this morning. that was the warm air trying to move in over top of this dry air. it rained for a couple of hours early this morning. if you were up at 5:00, 6:00 a.m., yeah, it was raining a little bit. most areas had about a tenth of an inch. so most areas really didn't even see that much. a few spots had a little bit more. let's take a look at temps now. it's warmed up, with sun to 64. and the humidity is up there. 69%. it
revealed today that the u.s. has routinely eavesdropped on allied leaders. we'll look at the fury over nsa surveillance tonight, on the cbs evening news. >>> and here's a look here's a look at tonight's closing numbers from wall street. numbers from wall street. we'll be right back. ,, for intelligent life.. for a greater purpose. it's a journey enriched by the people we know and the things we share. we believe online searching should be the same. only at bing do you see what the web knows what we know, and now what your friends and the world of social media are creating all there. all in one search. expand your search and see what you've been missing. bing. try it now. >>> i'm meteorologist chelsea ingram. here at the inner harbor. we'll start the day out actually on a mild note. temperatures coming in around 48 degrees. by the afternoon, highs around 64, with a mix of sun and clouds. very slight chance of a sprinkle by evening. 59, mostly cloudy skies. now, let's go inside to bob, for what you can expect for the next five days. bob? >> looks like it's going to get pretty warm leer. 63. c
. here are some of the things people are talking about. the international outrage over the nsa's spying is not letting up. all is coming from one-time resident edward snowden. spain is the latest nation, demanding answers from the u.s. danielle nottingham reports for wjz from washington. >> reporter: a delegation from european diplomats hope to limit u.s. spying on their leaders. >> i think i have to make a clear distinction between fighting together terrorism but not spying on friends. >> reporter: former national security agency contractor edward snowden released documents that revealed that the u.s. had tapped german canc lor angela merkel's cell phone. president obama steered clear of the controversy, as he helped swear in his new fbi director. but the white house is saying u.s. intelligence gathering is under review. >> the president clearly feels strongly about making sure that we are not just collecting information because we can but because we should. >> reporter: besides being embarrassing, spying on allies could have economic consequences, as washington works to negotiate a ma
are emerging in the sky spying scandal. they say the tsa nsa listened on the vaticans phone calls. the vatican released a statement saying it's not concerned. several european allies have expressed out rage after reports that the nsa has been spying on leaders for years and years. >>> lawmakers are saying many of the security personnel stations inside the nation's federal buildings outside of washington dc needs crucial training. wjz and mike schuh with live with this story. good morning, mike. >> reporter: good morning. a watchdog group says that federal facilities are poorly protected and now congress is getting involved. >> security at federal facilities across the country is under the microscope in the wake of recent deadly violence. >> our hope is our bill represents a sensible task forward to help protect national security. >> last month 12 people were killed at the washington navy yard when government contractor aaron alexis went on a shooting spree. now lawmakers want to strengthen security clearance and background checks. >> i don't know if this would have prevented the navy yard sh
states for leaking private information about the nsa has a new job in russia, starting tomorrow. former nsa contractor, edward snowden, will be, -- will be working at one of the largest internet companies. snowden is considered a u.s. fugitive. >>> some cancer survivors get in the spirit of halloween by trick-or-treating at the state house in annapolis. as pat warren reports, the treat they're looking for is funding. >> reporter: arriving in a pink limo, and clutching power purses. cancer survivors, masquerading as trick or treaters, arrive at the state's door step. >> i became a cancer patient in 1997. >> i am ray two-time breast cancer survivor. >> i'm a two-time prest cancer survivor. and my two paternal aunts and paternal grandmother all had breast cancer. >> reporter: they had a list with 500 signatures, asking for additional funding for the state cancer research program. >> the breast and cervical cancer program is a program that picked me up when i lost my job, my family moved out. i had nothing. >> i'm going to be administering your chemo. >> reporter: 800 women will have died.
independent. that's new. thank you. >>> and a new report says nsa is mon tring more. the "washington post" says the agency tapped into cables of data centers around the world. that's according to secret documents from edward snowden. meanwhile they're rejecting allegations that they spied on the vatican. officials say the story from an italian magazine says that's not true. >>> the boston red sox are world choips. last night they beat st. louis 6-1. here's the scene at fenway park. it's given the city a much needed boost. mark phillips is in the city. good morning, mark. >> what an inning. the crowd in here stood up and got louder weight for the magical moment. the triumph of perseverance. >> the red sox are the world series. >> reporter: bed lamb in boston. thousands of fans poured into the streets to celebrate the world series championship. ite tess first time in 95 years the red sox have won the world series. david ortiz was the world series mvp. >> this is for you, boston. you guys deserve it. >> reporter: outside of fenway park groups of fans ran through the str
there next week. is h going to try. >> speaking of that what is he saying to our allies about nsa spying? >> well secretary kerry spoke to london audience yesterday via teleconference and said listen surveillance has gone too far and blamed tech knoll igy for being on auto pilot. he said hello and the senator discovered the spying after the attack. kerry, of course, is going to have some difficult conversations when he headed to europe in the next few days. >> mar yet ink name you. the faa is finally relaxing the news for electronic devices. they must be in airplane mode or connected to the plane's wi-fi. cbs news' travel editor peter greenburg? in abu dhabi. good morning. >> good morning. for the last couple of years it's been very clear not if they'll relax the rules but when. they'll soon have a gate-to-gate experience using their electronic device meaning they can use them on the ground as long as they're in airplane mode. the real problem here of course, is when is it going to happen. they have to apply to the faa say that they're capable of doing this. all ri
it was reported that german chancellor's phone was being listened into by the nsa the white house said the president didn't know about that. now that we've seen all the testing of the affordable care act computer system that crashed before october 1st, the white house says the president didn't know any of that was happening. how does the president not know about these things? >> there is so much information that comes into the white house. and it seems as this continues to role out that very few people knew, if anyone knew the breadth of this challenge. and so, so why would you to the bring it to the president? well, if the white house staff really didn't know how bad it was, and my sense is that's probably the case, then you wouldn't say to the president, oh, we think this is screwed up. >> pelley: what pont does the president say this is the most important thing my administration has ever done, we're going roll this computer system out on october 1st. this better go well. >> the biggest challenge in any white house is the myriad of issues and the numbers that come before you. so-- it
enraged by n.s.a. spying in order to craft one. and it would be the strongest condemnation of u.s. surveillance to date. >> pelley: margaret brennan at the state department for us tonight. we asked chief white house correspondent major garrett to try to find out how widespread the spying has been and how much the president knew. major? >> reporter: scott, u.s. intelligence agencies have conducted surveillance on 35 world leaders. today we learned president obama knew of some of these operations but not others. top officials tell us the president -- excuse me. the president does not demand as a rule intelligence on european or south american leaders but does when it comes to places like iran, syria, and north korea. the u.s. surveillance dragnet was so wide the president and top members of congress did not know allies like german chancellor angela merkel were targets. president obama has promised merkel the u.s. will never again tap her personal cell phone-- something it had been doing since 2005. but other surveillance will continue-- with new limits. we spoke deputy national se
. and leaks from snowden reveal the nsa listened to the conversations of 35 foreign leaders in all. reporting live, meghan mccorkell, wjz eyewitness news. >> meghan, thank you. right now washington is trying to negotiate a major trade deal with the european union but the spying controversy isn't resolved, it could impact that deal. >>> country singer jason aldean is involved in a tragic accident as his tour bus strikes and kills a pedestrian in indiana. police say a man walked in front of the bus as it was traveling down the highway around 1:00 in the morning. the grammy-award winner was on the bus at the time and expressed his condolences online. charges are not expected to be filed against the bus driver. >>> dramatic dashcam video shows how a pennsylvania state trooper saved the life of a fellow officer. timothy crashes into the truck of murder suspect jeffery michael. michael was about to turn his gun on trooper kevin campbell. instead, he fires eight shots into strohmyers vehicle. his bulletproof vest saves his life and he shot and killed the suspect. he earned an international medal of
. >> thank you, stir. >>> still to come on eyewitness news. phone tapping. wait until you hear who the nsa is accused of spying on today. >> baltimore underrated? that's what the business and technology is saying about charm city. i'm christie ileto. to explain when wjz returns. >>> keeping those private pictures private. i'm pat warren. a move to prosecute people who po,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> t is 6:30. mostly cloudy. thank you for staying with wjz. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. and a new twist in the growing espionage controversy. there are claims today that the u.s. spied on the vatican. as alfonso alphonso van marsh reports, foreign leaders calling for an investigation. >> the vatican says it is not worried that the u.s. spied on cardinals as they prepared for an election in march. they say the security agency listened in to telephone calls in and out of the vatican. the latest allegation comes as spain's prime minister joins a growing list of allies, furious with washington for spying on world leaders. if true, he says, this activity is inappropriate an
the weapon, they fired. his family disputes the officer's story and is demanding an investigation. >>> nsa supporters in congress are expressing outrage over allegations that the agency is spying on america's closest allies. >>> reporter: senate intelligence committee chairwoman diane feinstein expressed outrage over allegations that the u.s. spies on allies. she issued a statement saying i am totally opposed. the white house says it's reviewing the program that monitored the foreign leaders but feinstein and her senate colleagues want to go one step further. she is calling for a review of all intelligence operations. >> these revelations call for a thorough review of the collection standards that we are using. senator feinstein said her committee was unaware the u.s. was listening in on phone calls from friendly heads of state. senator john mccain wants to know who did know. >> we want to know what the president knew and when he knew it. >> reporter: the white house won't say if he knew about the merkle eavesdropping but admits damage has been done. >> we are mindful that these disclosure
you'll find in tomorrow morning's edition of the baltimore sun. a report on embattled nsa head general keith alexander. a guide to the charm city fringe fest taking place next week at the single careet theater. >>> and all you need to know about the ravens taking action sunday against the browns. remember to look for the updated forecast from wjz's first warning weather team am. >>> what we don't know about african american history. lost documents reveal a new and never-told story about the rich legacy of america. and now, part of that story is here in baltimore. in the form of documents, artifacts and art. it's part of the world-renowned kinsy forum. >> reporter: a large crowd gathers at the reginald f. lewis museum in downtown baltimore to take a history course in african american art and art tact -- artifacts. >> we have clbted for a year- long tour. >> when you come to our home, you have this connection with the kinsy family. >> reporter: his wife and son. for several year, the kinsy family has gone across the world, collecting lost pieces of time to help bring to life the life and
the spying practices. they argue places like france are safer because of the nsa's surveillance program. >>> it's been one year since super storm sandy battered the northeast. and still communities are trying to pick up the pieces. the damage up the east coast was catastrophic. mostly in new jersey and new york. at least 140 people died. over half a million homes destroyed and 50 billion worth of damage. >>> and there was extensive damage here in maryland from sandy. we're live with complete coverage. jessica kartalija takes a closer look at the damage and recovery. and meteorologist chelsea ingram looks at the storm's impact. jessicjessica is live at fells point to begin our coverage. >> reporter: good evening, kai. good evening to everyone. we all remember it very well. and thank goodness, things look a lot differently than they did a year ago. today and tomorrow. but kai, as you mentioned, people are still strug lin to -- struggling to rebuild throughout maryland. >> reporter: the first anniversary of sandy. >> this is the highest i've seen the tide up in my lifetime. we went down he
of this morning's headlines from around the globe. "usa today" looks at an open letter said to be written by nsa leaker edward snowden it's title titled "a manifesto for the truth." snowden says those who speak the truth are not committing a crime. he says mass surveillance is a global problem requiring global solutions. >>> mohammed ahmed mow mode was last seen leaving a mosque friday dressed as a woman wearing a burqa which covered his face. investigators are not saying why they want to find him. he's not considered a direct threat to the public. >>> the "wall street journal" says blackberry's faith is going down to the fire. fairfax has good to make on its $5 billion offer for the company. they are reportedly having problem coming up with financing. >>> a cirque du soleil acrobat slipped and fell friday night, is he in stable condition. >>> a new york university student has been rescued, he was stuck in a narrow shaft between a dorm and parking garage. he fell from the roof of the 17-story dorm after a fire drill. he is in serious condition. >> >>> good morning. it is on t
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